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Query Details

Query Subject:   Corpora English and German
Author:   Frank Oswalt
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   Dear linguists,

I need yall's help in finding the following:
- German corpora tagged for phrase structure and/or grammatical relations
(such as Subject, Direct Object, etc.)
- English corpora tagged for grammatical relations (not phrase structure)
- English-German parallel corpora (tagged or untagged)
I'm interested in both commercially and freely available corpora. I have
searched the web, but it seems I have not looked in the right places. I'll
be sure to post a summary.

Take care now,
Frank Oswal

LL Issue: 11.1877
Date posted: 06-Sep-2000


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